Anna Gunn: ‘Breaking Bad’ fans have transferred their hatred of Skyler White to me

08.24.13 4 years ago


Anna Gunn: “Breaking Bad” fans have transferred their hatred of Skyler White to me
Writing in a New York Times Op-Ed, Gunn explains: “At some point on the message boards, the character of Skyler seemed to drop out of the conversation, and people transferred their negative feelings directly to me. The already harsh online comments became outright personal attacks. One such post read: ‘Could somebody tell me where I can find Anna Gunn so I can kill her?’ Besides being frightened (and taking steps to ensure my safety), I was also astonished: how had disliking a character spiraled into homicidal rage at the actress playing her?” PLUS: How Hank could put away Walter White, and “Breaking Bad’s” science consultant explains why pure meth isn’t really blue.

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